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The Encyclopaedia of Mathematics is the main updated, authoritative and entire English-language paintings of reference in arithmetic which exists at the present time.
With over 7,000 articles from `A-integral' to `Zygmund classification of Functions', supplemented with a wealth of complementary info, and an index quantity supplying thorough cross-referencing of entries of similar curiosity, the Encyclopaedia of Mathematics bargains an rapid resource of connection with mathematical definitions, recommendations, causes, surveys, examples, terminology and techniques. The intensity and breadth of content material and the easy, cautious presentation of the knowledge, with the emphasis on accessibility, makes the Encyclopaedia of Mathematics an immensely useful gizmo for all mathematicians and different scientists who use, or are faced by way of, arithmetic of their paintings.
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Download E-books From Satan's Crown to the Holy Grail: Emeralds in Myth, Magic, and History PDF

By Diane Morgan

Morgan discusses the starting place of the emerald, its ordinary constitution, and its unusual attract. the tale weaves throughout a number of continents and hundreds of thousands of years. it's a story of conquistadors, treachery, shipwrecks, and alchemy. alongside the way in which, we meet scientists and kings and endure witness because the nice emeralds are born, mined, smuggled, reduce, and offered. The ebook additionally discusses the fashionable artwork of creating man made emeralds. From the fastnesses of Afghanistan to the steamy jungles of Colombia and Zimbabwe, from the sands of Egypt to the sour Urals, this can be the tale of a stone whose unusual trip displays the yearnings, greed, passions, and eager for great thing about the human race.

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By Stacey King Gordon

Lately, U.S. jewellery revenues on the web have grown to just about $3 billion every year, a determine attained partially as a result acclaim for eBay. "Buying & promoting jewellery on eBay" walks you thru the method of utilizing eBay to either buy and purvey jewelry-from discovering the fitting gem and the proper sort of jewellery to realizing the foundations of ads and promoting jewellery to shoppers. This publication additionally goals that can assist you achieve self assurance in eBay as a market, instructing you the way to weed out questionable dealers and dealers. you will learn the way pros within the jewellery effectively use eBay, notice tips to successfully seek by means of classification for the jewellery you must purchase, and how you can develop into an eBay PowerSeller.

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Download E-books The Diario of Christopher Columbus’s First Voyage to America, 1492–1493 (American Exploration and Travel Series) PDF

By Christopher Columbus

As the Quincentennial social gathering of Christopher Columbus’s discovery of the USA techniques, curiosity within the voyage, and within the questions surrounding it, maintains to develop. This definitive variation of Columbus’s account of the voyage offers the main exact published model of his magazine to be had thus far. regrettably either Columbus’s unique manuscript, awarded to Ferdinand and Isabella in addition to different facts of his discoveries, and a unmarried whole replica were misplaced for hundreds of years. the first surviving checklist of the voyage–part citation, half precis of the entire copy–is a transcription made by way of Bartolomé de las Casas within the 1530s.

This new version of the Las Casas manuscript provides its complete contents–including notes, insertions, and canceled text–more properly, thoroughly, and graphically than the other Spanish textual content released to date. moreover, the hot translation, which strives for clarity and accuracy, appears to be like on pages dealing with the Spanish, encouraging on-the- spot comparisons of the interpretation with the unique. research of the paintings is extra facilitated through huge notes, documenting adjustments among the editors’ transcription and translation and people of alternative transcribers and translators and summarizing present examine and debates on unanswered present learn and debates on unanswered questions in regards to the voyage. as well as being the single variation within which Spanish and English are provided facet through facet, this variation contains the one concordance ever ready for the Diario.

Awaited by means of students, this re-creation might help decrease the guesswork that has lengthy plagued the research of Columbus’s voyage. it could make clear a couple of concerns relating to Columbus’s navigational equipment and the identification of his touchdown areas, concerns whose solution rely, at the very least partly, on a correct transcription of the Diario. Containing daily debts of the voyage and the 1st sighting of land, of the 1st encounters with the local populations and the 1st value determinations of his islands explored, and of a suspenseful go back voyage to Spain, the Diario offers a desirable and helpful account to historians, geographers, anthropologists, sailors, scholars, and somebody else attracted to the discovery–or in a good sea story.

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Download E-books The Craft of the Japanese Sword PDF

By Leon Kapp

Good over one thousand years outdated, the culture of swordmaking in Japan is likely one of the such a lot very hot steel crafts on the planet. whilst all sword manufacture used to be prohibited in Japan for seven years after international conflict II, the age-old options have been at risk of being misplaced ceaselessly. at the present time, within the palms of a brand new iteration of practitioners, the craft is creating a startling comeback. Connoisseurs say that the swords being produced now are the equivalent of something made in Japan long ago few hundred years.

This booklet takes the reader into the workshops of 4 of Japan's prime sword craftsmen. every one craftsman has a special position within the manufacture of a blade. Yoshindo Yoshihara, the swordsmith, starts off with uncooked metal made in a conventional charcoal-fueled smelter and refines it via folding and forging, progressively shaping it right into a sword with a hardened part. Okisato Fujishiro then sharpens and polishes the sword with superb stones to bare the colour and texture of the metal. Metalworker Hiroshi Miyajima makes the small copper-and-gold habaki collar that matches among the blade and the scabbard. ultimately, Kazuyuki Takayama carves the hilt and the scabbard out of a unmarried piece of wooden. Black-and-white images convey each level of the manufacture, whereas very important details on heritage, metallurgy, and modern day appraisal is gifted in an in depth creation.

The swords made in Japan at the present time will not be, in fact, meant for real use. yet their layout, the standard in their metal, and the innovations used to create them nonetheless derive from the sword's historic functionality as a deadly hand held weapon. A sword has to be razor sharp, gentle, good balanced, and powerful, yet no longer so brittle it is going to holiday. within the ideal solution of those traits lie the great thing about the blade and the problem of the craft.

This booklet demonstrates how brilliantly Japan's sword craftsmen this present day have met this technological problem. The impulse of the craft now's to maintain the utilitarian item and but create an everlasting artwork for the fashionable age. whereas many high quality books on sword appreciation exist, those deal essentially with older blades or difficulties of appraisal. The Craft of the japanese Sword is the 1st ebook in English committed totally to modern sword manufacture, and may hence be of large worth to steel artists far and wide, in addition to to creditors and scholars of weaponry.

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